zzip Posted August 24, 2022 Share Posted August 24, 2022 18 hours ago, Keatah said: People often say that's a conspiracy. Some kinda collusion going on to get you to spend money. Bullshit. It's just a collision of various disparate segments we loosely call the "industry". Each element pushes the other. Nvidia makes a new graphics chip. The software guys exploit it to the best of their ability. Neither is working under the table to cause the rat race cycle. Jensen Huang and Austin Meyer aren't plotting to drain your bank account. I can tell you that Apple at least aggressively obsoletes their old hardware to get people to buy new stuff. It works like this: They release a new device which has a new iOS revisions. All developers have to upgrade their Xcode to support the new iOS. The new Xcode has a new minimum iOS version it will support. Your apps can only support what Xcode allows it when you release an update. Many older devices can't get the new iOS version, and therefore therefore their device starts losing the ability to use the newest apps. So maybe an iPad that's only five years old is now almost useless, or that iPod you thought would last forever is giving you errors constantly now. 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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